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Prof. Andreas van Agt explained great changes in the cultural climate of north-western Europe in the pasty decades, becoming more hostile to religion and certainly not only Islām. Muslims needs to understand those changes in order to be able to respond better to European critique on Islām and the...
The author records the days of the crusades.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the president of the Azhar University, blames the eruption of conflict in many parts of the world and the development of the crusades as holy wars on the Catholic Church’s reading of the Holy Bible.
October presents the opinion of Uri Avnery, an Israeli author, writing about the “conflict of civilizations.” October writes that Avnery has shown support to the Prophet of Islām and Muslims against false accusations and mistrust promoted by the head of the Catholic Church.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
Jamāl Badāwī refers to the importance of a book by Coptic historian Sawirus Ibn al- Muqaffac entitled, ‘Tārīkh alĀbā’ al-Batārikah’ [The History of Patriarchs]. The book presents a clear picture of the relationship between Copts and Muslims during the early Islamic state.
British historian William Dalrymple denounces the policies of London and Washington, and warns of the danger of the Western discrimination against Muslims and Islām.
Ahmad ‘Arafāt al-Qādī explains some fundamentalist Western thinkers’ arguments about the basic principles between the Christian West and the Muslim East. The difference between the two civilizations is a basic one, and the clash is inevitable.
Explaining the broad meaning of the concept of jihād in Islām, Muslim thinker Rajab al-Bannā quoted famous British writer Karen Armstrong’s definition of it as "struggle and effort, not a synonym for holy war as Westerners define it." Ahmad ‘Izz al-Dīn al-‘Arab wrote in a short article in al-...
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.
The author discusses Western hostility against Islam.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the former deputy head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the People’s Assembly, about a number of issues, including the controversial statement of Pope Benedict on Islam and...
Views of Muslim scholars differ over whether to accept the so-called "apology" of Pope Benedict for the remarks he made about Islam a few weeks ago. Nearly 38 Muslim scholars and leaders sent a letter to the pope to indicate their appreciation of the pope’s expression of regret and his affirmation...
Asīmah Janu discusses the Islamic stereotype spread in the West.
The author analyzes the views of the west on Islam, Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’ān and refers to recent examples of U.S. torture and mistreatment of Muslims in contrast to the ways in which Muslim leaders have historically treated Christians according to high standards.
In this article Bishop Yohanna Qulta gives an overview of the history of the Crusader wars. He expressed the opinion that in order to study the history of the Crusades, we have to remove Islam and Christianity as motives for them because, they were not directed at Islam although they were fought...
Thousands of students demonstrated in the universities of Egypt, condemning the American attacks on Afghanistan. They held a massive conference, during which they phoned Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi, who made a statement on the telephone, saying that terrorism was an American fabrication and that what...
In answering a question about what the attitude of Arab Christians would be if America’s attacks against Afghanistan turned into a religious ideological war, the author pointed out the fact that Pope Michael, who was the pope during the Crusades and after him Pope Kyrillos VI and Pope Shenouda were...
The author expressed the opinion that terrorism was an aggressive act that contradicts the values of humanity. Therefore international society should consolidate to stop such aggression and to punish those who commit it. He observed that it was also a crime to accuse a nation, a group or a...
The author is of the opinion that the statement of the Italian Prime Minister expressed the allures and ambitions of the West and its belief that Islam and the Arabic civilization is its real enemy. He compass between the old Crusades and the new one declared by President Bush, concluding that the...

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